Kirkland is a city that is moving to the forefront of eastside cities in Washington. Washington is second in the country for wine production, and Kirkland has been making a concentrated effort to attract more tourists to its wine and culinary offerings. From an immaculate street downtown to a multi-million dollar Kirkland home, everywhere you turn you see that this is a notable city on the rise.
Kirkland Washington has its roots in the steel industry, but judging from the spotless downtown area, which is situated on the shores of Lake Washington, you'd never know it had industrial beginnings. The steel mill never did get around the becoming the Pittsburgh of the West, since the mill closed because of the Panic of 1893. Kirkland evolved into a place that produced wool and ships on its waterfront.
An all-new tourism website and a partnership with Woodinville wineries is increasing the profile of Kirkland Washington as a destination. This affluent city is home to some of the wealthiest families in the area, aside from Mercer Island. You don't have to own a Kirkland home to go to the farmers market and buy wines from the Walla Walla Valley, which are now beginning to be sold at the Kirkland farmers market. You might soon find a tasting room where you will be able to sample Washington wines, but you don't have to wait, go to any fine restaurant Washington has and ask to see the wine list.
Mama Lucia's Italian Kitchen is a comfortable delicious favorite of many local diners and is a unique restaurant Washington has, so it is definitely worth checking out if you visit this city. The Microsoft Coporation in neighborhood Redmond equates to a regular flow of business travelers, which in turn equates to this place being home to many a fine restaurant Washington has to offer.
While Kirkland is technically a suburb of Seattle, this city has a bustling waterfront accented by art galleries and great restaurants, and many displays of public art, mainly the bronze sculptures. The Seattle Seahawks train in Kirkland Washington at the training facility, and the Costco headquarters used to be here, which is the origin of the Kirkland Signature brand.
Whether you're looking to try a sleek new restaurant or you've decided to buy real estate and build yourself a Kirkland home, you will enjoy visiting this pristine and thoroughly enjoyable city.